LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) – Authorities are searching a park in Loveland as part of the investigation into a series of apparently random roadside shootings in Northern Colorado.

About two dozen FBI and members of local law enforcement were participating in Thursday’s search. Some were using metal detectors to search a grid pattern marked by string tied to wood posts. A smaller group dug in mulch in a landscaped area.

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A spokesman for the shooting task force, David Moore, confirmed they were following up on leads related to the shootings. However, he downplayed the search, saying investigators have done previous canvasses.

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The search comes two days after investigators released a sketch of vehicle believed to be connected with a fatal June 3 shooting in Loveland as well as an attempted shooting the same day.

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